EU Allocates EUR 2 million for Georgian Elections
The European Commission has allocated EUR 2 million for the preparations for the May 21 parliamentary elections in Georgia, reported Civil Georgia.
"This election support is designed to underpin Georgia's own efforts to address shortcomings identified at the time of the presidential elections in January, and follows requests from the country itself for support in this area," the European Commission said in a press release issued on May 6. "The package will help improve administration of the elections and voter information, and thus ensure a more efficient electoral process."
"This project is a clear sign of the EU's commitment to promoting the development of democratic societies in our neighbourhood. I hope that with the help of the EU assistance shortcomings noted at the last elections in January can be overcome. The successful organisation of these elections will contribute to strengthening the development of a democratic political system in Georgia," the press release quotes Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the Commissioner for External Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy, as saying.